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InLight Richmond Friday night

Richmond’s biggest light show returns to Downtown on Friday, Nov. 3, as part of the First Friday’s art walk. Dubbed InLight Richmond, the free, public event is 7 p.m. to midnight and will feature sculptures, videos, performances and other creative ...

Women’s fight to vote to be topic of author’s talk

Former New York Times Editor Angela P. Dodson will talk about her new book, “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Black History Museum and Cultural ...

Documentary on restaurateur ‘The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia,’ on Nov. 2

African-American 19th century restaurateur John Dabney is being celebrated in a documentary. Field Studio will premiere “The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia” at the John Dabney Dinner, part of the Fire, Flour & Fork food festival, at 6 p.m. Thursday, ...

Va. NAACP holds state conference this weekend

Politics will be the major feature of the annual three-day convention of the Virginia State Conference of the NAACP this weekend in Henrico County.

3 to be honored for development of 1936 credit union

Three women who helped develop a credit union that was launched to serve African-American teachers in Richmond will be honored this week.

VUU homecoming promises football, fun next week

“Panthers: Wild with Pride” is the theme for Virginia Union University’s 2017 homecoming festivities that begin Wednesday, Oct. 25. The five-day event promises something for everyone, including a Motown costume party, Chicago-style step dancing and a salute to the university’s ...

13th Annual Imagine Festival kicks off Saturday

Music, food and soccer will highlight Richmond’s 13th Annual Imagine Festival this weekend, it has been announced. Free and open to the public, the family-friendly event will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Broad Rock ...

Fall into Wellness this Sunday

The Richmond Behavioral Health Authority’s Fall into Wellness Community Festival takes place Sunday, Oct. 22, at New Market Corporation, 330 South Fourth St., at the corner of 2nd and Byrd streets.

Trio blends Bach, Brubeck and Kanye

The Richmond Symphony continues its 60th anniversary celebration with music by Time for Three in an 8 p.m. concert Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Dominion Arts Center’s Carpenter Theatre.

Trainers wanted

It’s time to get moving by signing up for Fitness Warriors, a program that trains Richmond residents to become fitness instructors for local communities with high rates of obesity. Sponsored by Sports Backers and the Richmond City Health District, Fitness ...

Chadwick Boseman in ‘Marshall’ is bulletproof

Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood’s notice. Despite its title, “Marshall,’’ too, is wary of taking on the Supreme Court justice in full, sticking to a minor ...

Opening for ICA next year

April 21 is now the opening date for the new $41 million modern art center at Virginia Commonwealth University, it was announced Tuesday.

Folk Festival to ‘feed your soul’ this weekend

Music and culture from around the globe will highlight the 13th Annual Richmond Folk Festival. The three-day event, from Friday, Oct. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 15, has the theme “Feed Your Soul.” Served up will be 36 performers for every ...

Valentine Museum welcomes jazz visionary

Mercedes Ellington, the legendary dancer, choreographer, author and heir to jazz royalty, will discuss her book, “Duke Ellington: An American Composer and Icon,” Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Valentine Museum.

Petersburg art league’s new exhibit

Mixed media featuring artists Josue Fred and John A. Rooney headlines the Petersburg Area Arts League’s Friday for the Arts exhibit opening Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 E. Old St. in Petersburg.